After twelve matchups and 16 contenders we are down to the Final Four! With POMO officially out of the running, the Final Four will be a head-to-head style battle where only one of each can go to the Championships! Vote today and tomorrow to set up the final match that will put modernism up against contemporary architecture in Urbanize Chicago’s Best Skyscraper Tournament 2023!

Today it’s up to you all to decide, which is the better contemporary tower? Vote now!


(8) One Chicago

One ChicagoGoettsch Partners


1 W. Chicago

Height: 971 feet

Floors: 78

Constructed: 2019-2022

Architect: Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Goettsch Partners

Developer: JDL Development

One ChicagoGoettsch Partners

Just completed last year, One Chicago is a luxury mixed-use development that features two residential towers connected by a mixed-use podium. Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Goettsch Partners, the project includes 735 apartments, 77 condominiums, 55,000 square feet of office space, 188,000 square feet of retail space, and a LifeTime fitness and wellness center. The tower’s design consists of fve vertical, rectilinear bars that step back at varying heights, creating multiple large terraces and making the tower more slender as it rises. Expressive fins vary in width to reinforce the verticality of the building, giving the facade a distinct texture.


(13) Aqua

Aqua TowerHedrich Blessing


211 N. Columbus

Height: 859 feet

Floors: 86

Constructed: 2007-2009

Architect: Studio Gang and Loewenberg Architects

Developer: Magellan Development Group LLC

Aqua TowerHedrich Blessing

Combining a hotel, offices, apartments, and condos, Aqua works to reinterpret human and outdoor connections through its design. Varying the floor slabs based on view and sunlight, the form of the tower was imagined as a vertical landscape of hills, valleys, and pools. The glass tower is wrapped in sculpted balconies that undulate to create unique outdoor spaces that foster social connections between residents.

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